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How to use the Intertwine Feature in Adobe Illustrator

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

Cover image showing users how to utilise the intertwine feature in Adobe illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator has a variety of features that can be used to create interesting designs. One of the new features released in late 2022 is the Intertwine feature, which can be used to create intertwining objects.

In this blog post, we'll show you how to use the Intertwine feature in Adobe Illustrator to create your own intertwine object designs.

Here is how to create intertwined objects in Adobe illustrator:

  1. Open Adobe Illustrator with the objects highlighted with the selection tool.

  2. Hover over the object panel and scroll down until you find the intertwine tool and click 'make'.

  3. Once done, position your cursor in an area of your canvas that you wish to intertwine the objects with.

  4. Start drawing a circle by clicking the left mouse button and dragging it to the desired position.

  5. Once you release the mouse button, the intertwine feature should bring up the layer you trying to intertwine with.

We have created a short video on how to utilise the intertwine feature in Adobe illustrator as seen below:

Visit Adobe's official guidance on how to use this feature by clicking on the link here.

Now that you know how to use the intertwine feature in Adobe Illustrator, you can start creating your own intertwined designs.

Try experimenting with different shapes and colors to create a unique look. You can also adjust the level of interweaving by selecting the lines from the Intertwine panel and adjusting the opacity.

Benefits of using interweaving objects in Adobe Illustrator include:

  • Creating intricate and complex designs quickly

  • Adding depth to your projects

  • Enhancing color palettes and contrast levels in an image

  • Creating a unique look for your artwork.

Using the Intertwine feature in Adobe Illustrator can help you create stunning, complex designs that will take your artistry to the next level. With a little practice, you can easily create beautiful and intricate designs with the Intertwine feature.

Can't find Adobe intertwine under the object dropdown?

There are a couple of reasons why you may not find the Intertwine feature in the object dropdown menu in Adobe Illustrator. The simplest reason is that you may be using an older version of Illustrator and the Intertwine tool wasn't released until late 2022 .

To check if your version of Illustrator is compatible with the Intertwine tool, go to the Help menu and select "About Adobe Illustrator".

Another reason why you may not be able to find the Intertwine feature is that it has been disabled in your current document. To enable the tool, go to the Edit menu and select "Preferences" and then select "Tools". From there, you should be able to check the box next to "Enable Intertwine Tool".

Once enabled, you should be able to find the Intertwine tool in the Object dropdown menu.

Is the intertwine feature available on Adobe Illustrator 2022?

Yes, the Intertwine feature was launched in October 2022, but it is available in the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator (2023 and above). If you're using an earlier version of Illustrator, you may need to upgrade to get access to this feature.

If you want to know how to make two shapes in Adobe Illustrator intertwine with each other, follow the steps outlined in this blog post. You can create some really cool designs by using this technique.

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